Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chiesa di Sant'Achille

The Church of Sant'Achille is a typical example of "modern" church architecture. It was built in 1983 and, if you ask me, that bell tower looks like some kind of industrial smokestack...but, ok, no one asked me, I know! So I'll just keep my opinions to myself.

If, however, you should happen to agree with me, you'll be happy to know that the cornerstone for the new Church of Sant'Achille was laid in December of 2007 right next door to the old church, in the middle of the sports fields for the parish children. An estimated 3 million euro are necessary to fund the construction of the new building and, at last count parishoners had donated about €15,000. This looks to me like another case of "don't hold your breath," but you never know, I could be wrong.

However, I have seen the drawings for the new church and, as far as architectural style is concerned...well, why don't you check it out for yourself at this link and let me know what you think. Personally, I think they were doing a better job with these buildings about 1,000 years ago...

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Vogon Poet said...
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Vogon Poet said...

I agree. About the bell tower I've seen more charming and better designed missile launchers...

Hilda said...

I agree with you too. In the portal, I thought it was some kind of factory! And the new one: I like how it looks, but I think it'll better suit a museum for modern art.

Donatella said...

very nice

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